Olive Oil Dangers – What you should know

Sometime in life a good thing can have an undesirable flip side and olive oil is definitely a good example. As wonderful as this oil is, it can produce artery damaging free radicals when you fry foods in it and toxins if over heated. To be fair, this is true of all cooking oils, but today, we’re talking about my favorite of all oils: olive oil.

Argan Oil – Uses, Benefits and Recipes

There’s a lot of buzz going on about the awesomeness of Argan oil both as a personal care and culinary product. It’s even packaged in capsule form for medicinal purposes. The big question is how much of the buzz is truth and how much is a big pile of advertising hype. As of 2013, here’s what you need to know before you buy Argan oil.

Coconut Oil for Skin and Hair

Coconut oil for skin and hair is my third and final post on this subject, at least until new research presents itself. In this post we cover the external use of coconut oil as an additive to your hair care products and its benefits to your skin when applied topically. If you haven’t done so already, be sure and read the other two posts.

Coconut Oil Health Benefits

Will coconut oil make you shed those extra pounds? What about the studies that “proved” coconut oil increased heart disease risk? It can be very confusing to sort through all the rubble of misinformation to get at the facts. This post was written to clear the air of confusion.

The Truth about Coconut Oil

There is much misinformation about coconut oil. You will read that it’s good for you and you will read that it’s bad for you. So what is the truth about coconut oil? This post will discuss the various types of coconut oil and how it is made.

Grape Seed Oil – What You Need to Know

Lori uses grape seed oil in several of her skin care formulations. Grape seed oil is wonderful for your skin and for cooking. However, there’s a great deal of misinformation out there in cyber-land. This post is to give you just the facts.

Shea Butter –The Facts May Surprise You

There are definitely facts that may surprise you when it comes to shea butter. The facts can mean the difference in using a shea butter product that is useful or not. The purpose in this post is to clarify and put the truth behind the claims you will read online.

How much do bath and aromatherapy products cost to make?

There’s a lot of talk online about how much money you can save by making your own bath and aromatherapy products such as lotions, gels, creams, soaps and so forth. The purpose of this post is to take a closer look at the money you will need to spend to make your own products? Is there really a big savings or is it a lot of hype to get you to buy somebody’s product?

What Is Carrier Oil?

There are all kinds of oils out there including the kind you put in your car. However, carrier oils are unique in that they hold a special place in the hearts of aromatherapists and bath product creators alike. It is the carrier oil that carries the essential oil. Carrier oil is what you use to dilute those super powerful essential oils.

Jojoba Oil – What You Need To Know

Jojoba oil is one of my favorites. Actually, Jojoba “oil” pronounced (Ho-Ho-Ba), isn’t really oil at all, but a wax ester. However, it looks and feels like an oil so I’m going to go right on referring to it as an oil. Anyway, jojoba is more spendy than olive oil (another one of my favorites), but most closely matches the natural oil (sebum) in human skin. That’s one of the reasons you’ll see this oil in a lot of the recipes on this site. But wait!! There’s more, lots more reasons I love this oil.

Camellia Oil or Olive Oil – Which is best?

Both camellia (tea) oil and olive oil have unique properties that make them the best for some applications, but not for others. So, if someone were to hold a gun to my head and make me choose between these two oils, I’d probably end up dead.